Star Trek spoof The Orville (by Seth MacFarlane)

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I guess I'm one of the few that's been long tired of his "comedy" which is why I didn't think Ted was funny.
 
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I'd be willing to give it a shot - but then I am a glutton for punishment
 

Iron Woode

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looks interesting. could be good.

LOL Norm MacDonald as a blob.
 

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It had some moments: "Its an anti-banana ray". "Does it work on salad?". I laughed.
Fox needs to just rename itself to the Seth MacFarlane Channel.
 

Fritzo

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It could be fun. There's no space sci-fi shows on TV anymore, it's making fun of Star Trek, and it looks like it actually has a budget to work with. I know the Internet loves to hate everything new, but give it a chance.
 
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McFarlane is a huge Star Trek fan. He's been in a few episodes too. This looks actually pretty good. Not that dissimilar from Brooklyn 99, but obviously will have more of the family guy style humor. Could be good. I'll give it a try.
 

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Might have potential.

I never got into Star Trek. All variants seemed unrealistically stiff; I only ever liked watching some episodes of TNG, though I watched the first few episodes of Enterprise and Voyager, and thought they were watchable, but I lost interest. I much preferred Battlestar Galactica (2005 series), Stargate (original and Atlantis), and Firefly - and possibly Farscape, which I never quite finished.

I'll give it a watch, but it's hard to tell if it's a sustainable parody, or hopefully more a good sci-fi dramedy series in its own right, like Red Dwarf.

I guess I'm one of the few that's been long tired of his "comedy" which is why I didn't think Ted was funny.
No, you're not the only one. I stopped watching Family Guy after a few seasons and never got into American Dad. Ted didn't look funny at all.
 
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Crono

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Jon Favreau's directing. Good sign, in my opinion. I think this series may mock sci-fi tropes - and you'd expect that from Seth Macfarlane - but will still have real action/drama worked throughout, a la Galaxy Quest. A straight-up parody won't last long and wouldn't be very good. Galaxy Quest was a parody that wasn't, and only had to last the length of a movie. So a trailer that isn't just stuffed with one-liners is a good thing.

It all comes down to the writing and execution, though. The casting could work for or against it. Comedians like Seth MacFarlane and Norm Macdonald often end up playing themselves, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in a parody movie, but could ruin a sci-fi show.
 
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The concept is solid and honestly I love idea of it. Sadly I don't think Macfarlane is really that funny, less so when it's not his insert random object here humor. I'll watch the first episode, but if the trailer is really the best of it, I don't see it lasting long.
 

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Did anyone watch Other Space? (Yahoo show). It was great. You can find it in the normal places. I was really hoping someone would pick it up for a second season.
 

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I guess I'm one of the few that's been long tired of his "comedy" which is why I didn't think Ted was funny.
after family guy returned it was never the same. didn't find anything that followed to be funny - just rehashed jokes/skits that are played over and over
 
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That looks horrible.

If that trailer is any indication, it won't make it past the first season.

Here's hoping it's just a bad trailer.
 

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